Cheese is hot. But, not just any cheese—consumers crave specialty cheeses that please their palates. The largest segment of the American workforce—millennials aged 18 to 34—is also the greatest consumer of the diary delicacy. While they don’t earn the highest wages, the young consumers are willing shell out more for specialty, locally-crafted and imported cheeses, making them the first and second largest buyers. The reason for this is because they seek unique items, care about where their food comes from, and like to experiment with new flavors and textures. This is great news for those in the dairy industry, who are seeing boosts of 3 percent or more annually in specialty cheese sales. As small-scale dairies make a comeback thanks to discerning consumers, producers must turn to climate control solutions for the cheese-making to shipping stages to keep their products fresh, flavorful and safe.